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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 15th, 2016

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Hammond Davis, 93, Gainesville
  On June 15, 2016, Hammond Davis received a call. It was the sort of offer he couldn’t refuse, for an assignment to a place he had never been before, and, unlike his ...
 Mrs. Maria Gurrola- De Aguirre age 33 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        Fune ...

Jackson

Linda Woods Holt Cartledge, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Cartledge was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Wilb ...
Rossly Ann Brown Shook, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Rossly Ann Brown Shook, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Shook was born in Homer to the late Harold and Naomi Kim ...

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Donald Hugh Allen, 80, DeLand, Fl.
DONALD HUGH ALLEN, age 80, of DeLand, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Inurnment memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Fr ...
Clarence F. Elrod, 68, Greer, SC
Clarence F. Elrod, age 68 of Greer, SC passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016.   Mr. Elrod was born in Gainesville, GA and was the son of the late Clarence J. and Omie Nati ...

Stephens

James Rockwell “Rocky” Potts, age 50, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Mr. Potts was born on March 19, 1966, in Commerce, Georgia, to the ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died